France 1972 20 centimes
This specimen is a common date of a type struck at the Paris mint for France 1962-2001. Some of the later dates, such as 1998, 1999 and 2001, are only available from FDC sets. This type was accompanied by a similar five, ten and fifty centimes.
Recorded mintage: 39,755,000.
Specification: 4 g, aluminum-bronze, 23.5 mm diameter, designed by Henri Lagriffoul (1907-81) and Adrien Dieudonné (1912-82).
Catalog reference: F.156/12, KM 930.
- Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 42nd ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
- Gadoury, Victor, Monnaies Françaises, 1789-2011, 20me éd., Monaco: Éditions Victor Gadoury, 2011.
- Prieur, Michel, and Laurent Schmitt, Le Franc 10: Les Monnaies, Paris: Éditions les Chevau-légers, 2014.